Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 300.3
Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Obsessive-compulsive dis.
  • ICD-9-CM 300.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 300.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by the presence of persistent and recurrent irrational thoughts (obsessions), resulting in marked anxiety and repetitive excessive behaviors (compulsions) as a way to try to decrease that anxiety.
  • An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent obsessions or compulsions. Obsessions are the intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that are experienced as senseless or repugnant. Compulsions are repetitive and seemingly purposeful behavior which the individual generally recognizes as senseless and from which the individual does not derive pleasure although it may provide a release from tension.
  • An anxiety disorder in which a person has intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that occur repeatedly, and in which he or she feels driven to perform certain behaviors over and over again. For example, a person may worry all the time about germs and so will wash his or her hands over and over again. Having an obsessive-compulsive disorder may cause a person to have trouble carrying out daily activities.
  • Anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent obsessions or compulsions: obsessions are the intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that are experienced as senseless or repugnant; compulsions are repetitive and seemingly purposeful behavior which the individual generally recognizes as senseless and from which the individual does not derive pleasure although it may provide a release from tension.
  • Disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions that may interfere with the individual's daily functioning or serve as a source of distress.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd) is a type of anxiety disorder. If you have ocd, you have repeated, upsetting thoughts called obsessions. You do the same thing over and over again to try to make the thoughts go away. Those repeated actions are called compulsions. Examples of obsessions are a fear of germs or a fear of being hurt. Compulsions include washing your hands, counting, checking on things or cleaning. Untreated, ocd can take over your life.researchers think brain circuits may not work properly in people who have ocd. It tends to run in families. The symptoms often begin in children or teens. Treatments that combine medicines and therapy are often effective. nih: national institute of mental health
300.3 Excludes
  • obsessive-compulsive symptoms occurring in:
Applies To
  • Anancastic neurosis
  • Compulsive neurosis
  • Obsessional phobia [any]
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 300.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F42 Obsessive-compulsive disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 300.3:
  • Ablutomania 300.3
  • Compulsion, compulsive
    • neurosis (obsessive) 300.3
    • states (mixed) 300.3
    • swearing 300.3
      • in Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome 307.23
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • obsessive-compulsive 300.3
  • Impulses, obsessional 300.3
  • Impulsive 799.23
    • neurosis 300.3
  • Mania (monopolar) (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.0
    • compulsive 300.3
  • Neurosis, neurotic 300.9
    • anancastic, anankastic 300.3
    • compulsive, compulsion 300.3
    • impulsive 300.3
    • obsessional 300.3
      • phobia 300.3
    • obsessive-compulsive 300.3
  • Obsession, obsessional 300.3
    • ideas and mental images 300.3
    • impulses 300.3
    • neurosis 300.3
    • phobia 300.3
    • psychasthenia 300.3
    • ruminations 300.3
    • state 300.3
    • syndrome 300.3
  • Obsessive-compulsive 300.3
    • neurosis 300.3
    • reaction 300.3
  • Phobia, phobic (reaction) 300.20
    • obsessional 300.3
  • Psychasthenia 300.89
    • compulsive 300.3
    • mixed compulsive states 300.3
    • obsession 300.3
  • Psychoneurosis, psychoneurotic (see also Neurosis) 300.9
    • compulsion 300.3
    • obsessional 300.3
    • obsessive-compulsive 300.3
  • Reaction
    • compulsive 300.3
    • obsessive-compulsive 300.3
  • Rumination - see also Vomiting
    • neurotic 300.3
    • obsessional 300.3
  • State
    • compulsive (mixed) (with obsession) 300.3
    • obsessional 300.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • obsessional 300.3
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